After 64 Years

they are playing Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite
we all used to wake up to
when after the trauma

of failing at Oxford
I taught small children
My new life in a remote valley

seemed then to be circumscribed
but was in fact now open --
my brilliant prospects gone

I could be guided instead
in moments like this one
by whatever it is

speaking to me now
in music

Posted: Fri 22 Dec, 2017